AC System Not Working? Try These Quick Fixes
Is the AC system in your Quitman, Georgia, home not cooling properly? Don’t panic. Before calling for help, try these quick fixes:
Change Your Air Filter
Changing the air filter is such a simple task that it’s easy to overlook its importance. A dirty air filter can reduce airflow and cause a host of other issues. With reduced airflow, your AC system will struggle to circulate conditioned air into your home. Reduced airflow can also cause your evaporator coil to freeze, which can result in the unit overheating. You should aim to change your air filter every 30 to 90 days.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Make sure your thermostat is set to “auto” instead of “on.” When your thermostat is set to the “on” setting, the fan runs, but the unit doesn’t cool the air.
Clean the Outside Unit
The evaporator unit inside your home absorbs heat from the air and transfers it to the condenser unit outside your home. The condenser unit gets rid of this warm air. But when the unit’s dirty, it can’t dissipate the air effectively, hampering you AC system’s ability to cool your home. Clean around the unit, removing any loose debris like sticks, leaves and weeds, and wipe the exterior if it’s dirty.
Check the Condensate Drain Line
Your AC system creates humidity when it cools your home. This humidity turns into condensation and exits your system through the condensate drain line. If the condensate line becomes clogged, it can cause problems. It’s easy to check and drain the line yourself. But if you have trouble, don’t hesitate to call an HVAC company for assistance.
Try these quick fixes the next time your AC system gives you trouble. If they don’t remedy your problem, give Waller Heating & Air a call at (229) 375-5040. We’ll help you get your home cool and comfortable again in no time.
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